Red Cross Stories : Emergencies and Disasters in Canada (Page 4)

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Emergencies and Disasters in Canada

Manitoba Flood Response buoyed by lead gift from MTS

July 15, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross received a boost to flood response efforts in Manitoba with a $25,000 lead gift from MTS. The funds will support relief and recovery efforts aiding flood-affected communities throughout the province.

Walmart, RBC and BMO support Red Cross response to flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba

July 08, 2014 - National corporate partners like Walmart Canada and RBC; and corporate donors like BMO are helping the Canadian Red Cross assist those affected by flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Walmart is providing water and clean up supplies to meet immediate needs; RBC is accepting donations at Saskatchewan and Manitoba locations and has made a $30,000 donation. BMO has announced a $25,000 donation to help the response.

Alberta Floods: Red Cross supports Neighbour Day celebrations

June 27, 2014 - Because Red Cross recognizes the importance of community spirit, resiliency and the contribution of volunteers, it offered small grants to flood-impacted community associations organizing Neighbour Day events in Calgary. 

Rebuilding after the Alberta Floods: Demolition party in Erlton, Calgary

June 13, 2014 - Not many people would celebrate the demolition of their home. But any sadness felt by Mona and John Hayes as a massive backhoe plowed under their flood-damaged house in Calgary has swiftly been replaced by feelings of gratitude and celebration. 

Alberta flood outreach continues: Going door to door

May 22, 2014 -

On doorsteps once submerged by floodwaters, Alberta residents and the Canadian Red Cross now trade advice and hugs for those feeling anxious this spring. (Photo:  © 2014 J. Keith Howie / Paragon Corporation Inc.)

Flood Permit Grant Program launched May 1

May 02, 2014 - The Canadian Red Cross and the City of Calgary are working together on Flood Permit Grant Program to assist residential property owners still facing financial challenges repairing, restoring or rebuilding their homes after the June 2013 floods. 

Treaty Hockey Tournament Recognizes, Celebrates, and Builds on Resiliency

April 30, 2014 - In her colourful Siksika Nation hockey jersey with “Hockey Mama” across the back, Karia Red Gun runs a “loud and proud” family cheering section.

Seniors, still struggling

March 20, 2014 - Jane Sampson has moved seven times in the months since flood waters forced her to flee her High River seniors’ residence. The constant upheaval and uncertainty have taken a toll on the 85-year-old.  

The progress in Alberta: Recovery and restoration

March 11, 2014 - In June 2013, Alberta experienced heavy rainfall triggering catastrophic flooding.  Over 100,000 people were displaced throughout the region.  As receding waters gave way to the monstrous cleanup, total damage estimates exceed $5 billion in what has now been deemed the costliest disaster in Canadian history.  

Alberta Floods - holiday happiness in High River

February 06, 2014 - Red Cross offered additional seasonal assistance to help families with the extra stress and financial strain that can come with the holidays.